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Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

OSU wristbands detect chemicals in Harvey flooding aftermath (KTVZ)

Some Houston residents are taking part in an Oregon State University-led study to find out exactly what chemicals they’ve been exposed to in Harvey’s muddy aftermath. They’re wearing a simple silicone wristband invented by an OSU researcher — a “personal passive sampler” that picks up molecules of organic chemicals similarly to the way your own cells do. (see also KGWManufacturing.net)

Wild weather year proves challenging for small farms (Democrat-Herald)

 The rains were more of a concern than the heat in Linn and Benton counties, said Amy Garrett, Oregon State University assistant professor in the small farms program.

OSU fishing industry work to curb seabirds caught in gear (KTVZ)

“The project was a great example of collaboration between researchers and industry,” said Amanda Gladics, a coastal fisheries specialist with the Oregon Sea Grant program based at Oregon State University and lead author on the study. “The fishermen invited us out onto their boats and provided us with a lot of insights.

OSU research promising as basis for gonorrhea vaccine (KLCC)

Cases of gonorrhea have more than tripled in Oregon since 2007, according to the Oregon Health Authority. But as KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, Oregon State University researchers may be nearing the development of a vaccine.

Instructional designers, looking to be heard (Inside Higher Ed)

Some instructional designers who lack research experience still want to collaborate with instructors on research — even when they perceive their institutions don’t support such partnerships, according to the study by researchers at Oregon State University Ecampus.

Story Next Door: Wiliam Brainard (Gazette-Times)

Brainard, now the commanding officer of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at Oregon State University, was assigned to the Pentagon when the attacks occurred. Although he regularly worked in the main building, on the day of the attacks he was working in one of the ancillary office buildings across the street from where a hijacked plane hit the building.

Growth of private tree regulation spurs fear of backlash (Huff Post)

There are no databases tracking how many states are adopting legislation to restrict trees on private property, said Paul Ries, a professor of urban forestry at Oregon State University. “But anecdotally, yes. We are seeing more private tree ordinances.”

Former NFL player Esera Tuaolo wows judges on ‘The Voice’ with emotional song (Today)

Tuaolo was born in Hawaii to a family of banana farmers. After playing football in college at Oregon State University, he went on to play on teams including the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings.

Today

Tuesday Teaching Talks:  Join colleagues and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in a certificated series of teaching workshops. Attend one, some, or all. On Sept. 26, join Brooke Howland (CTL) and Julie Graves (HDFS) to explore contemplative methods that enrich student engagement with course content. This 90-minute workshop will be facilitated twice in Milam 215 at 10 & 2. No need to register – just come on by! Learn more here. Contact us here

DACA Information Session: OSU is partnering with the Corvallis School District to bring immigration lawyer and OSU Alum, Maria Cobarrubias, to campus (and stream the session) for an information session. Beverages will be provided. This conversation style session will cover such topics as: What is DACA, the importance of the program and the impact in case it is dismantled; Useful information to better support students; Local and national efforts to seek immediate attention for this case. Tuesday Sept. 26, 4-5 p.m., Hallie E. Ford Center, Room 115.

Workshop for NSF GRFP Applicants – The Graduate School is offering an intensive workshop to help OSU students prepare competitive applications for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award. The workshop will be conducted in two sessions. Session 1 will be Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. and Session 2 will be Thursday, Sept.  28 from 5:30-7 p.m.  Both sessions will be held in LPSC 125.  Space is limited to please register here: Registration. If you have any questions please contact the Graduate School at Graduate.inquire@oregonstate.edu

OSUsed Store Public Sales: The OSUsed Store is open for its weekly public sales Tuesday 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Staff may shop for their department 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. More information on our website.

Upcoming Events

NEW! Corvallis Repertory Singers: J. S. Bach, Cantata “Ein Feste Burg ist Unser Gott” BWV 80 and Palestrina, “Missa Papae Marcelli.” Steven Zielke, Director. Ticket required. For tickets see Corvallis Repertory Singers website. For more information, visit Reformation 500. Sunday, Oct. 1, 3 p.m. First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave, Corvallis.

Undergrad Research & Writing Studio in the Valley Library (Main Floor). Students can get integrated research and writing help from trained peer consultants at any stage of their research and writing process. No appointments necessary, just drop in and start working. Visit studio.library.oregonstate.edu for more information. Join us for our Launch party on Sept. 28 from 1-4 p.m. 

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars 

Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing Seminar (CGRB): Geoffrey Wahl, Salk Institute, will present a seminar “Understanding Intra-tumoral heterogeneity using a developmental lens” on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the Agricultural & Life Sciences Bldg (ALS) 4001.

OSU alumni talk: Oregon State welcomes guest speakers Ivan Williams ’80 (B.S. Chemical Engineering) and Erika Williams ‘78 (B.S. Resource Recreation Management). The road from your undergraduate studies to your career may not be straight and narrow. By applying the skills and knowledge gained at Oregon State and building upon life experiences, a major can be a steppingstone to a lifelong journey that will exceed your wildest expectations. Follow the story of two alumni, from the colleges of Engineering and Forestry, who went from buying movie tickets to making feature length films, television shows and musicals. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 4-5 p.m., LINC 268. Free. Pizza provided.

Doug McAdam Lecture on Trump’s Rise: Stanford Sociologist Doug McAdam will give a lecture on “Putting Trump in Historical Perspective” based on his 2014 book, “Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Postwar America,” in MU 213 on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the School of Public Policy.

WRGP Fall Seminar Series. Ellen Hanak, of the Water Policy Center at the Public Policy Institute of California will present “Building Drought Resilience in California’s Cities and Suburbs on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Owen Hall 103. Free and open to the public. Flyer.

TRIAD: At the Sept. 28 meeting of TRIAD, OSU’s faculty and staff club,  Natalia Fernández, OSU Libraries, will give a presentation titled “In Their Own Words: The Oregon African American Railroad Porters Oral History Collection”.  The meeting will begin at noon in Room 211 in the MU. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. An optional catered lunch is available for $13.  Contact Jeannine Cropley, Jeannine.cropley@cgrb.oregonstate.edu to reserve a lunch or to secure your spot

OSU Supplier Showcase, Event and Travel Planner Expo: The OSU Merchant Expo/Supplier Showcase and the Event & Travel Planners Tradeshow is now the OSU Supplier Showcase, Event and Travel Planner Expo. Brought to you by Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM) and University Conference Services (CS). The goal for the event is to connect OSU staff in the market for goods, services, and event and travel planners with suppliers interested in doing business with OSU. Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., CH2M Hill Alumni Center and The LaSells Stewart Center. Go online to find out more and let us know if you will be attending:  https://osuexpo.org/

Take Note 

Campus Visitor Center moving; new name: The Campus Visitor Center (110 Kerr) will be closed from Tuesday, Sept. 26 and Wednesday, Sept. 27 in order to move to a new location. Thursday, Sept. 28 the Welcome Center will open in the Beth Ray Academic Center (BRC).  Visitors will be asked to park in the parking garage on levels 1-3 or any ‘B’ or ‘C’ zone as listed on the visitor permits provided. Information about the new location will be on http://visitosu.oregonstate.edu.

Faculty Staff Prayer Group: If you teach or work at OSU you are invited to join Deacon and Professor Chris Anderson and others in the Faculty Staff Prayer Group, every Wednesday at noon in the chapel at the Newman Center on Monroe.  It’s quiet.  It’s informal.  We simply sit in a circle and reflect together on the Sunday gospel as a way of centering and strengthening us in our work at the university.  So please come and join us.  You are very welcome.  For more information, email  deaconcanderson@gmail.com.     Sponsored by the OSU Newman Center and Newman Club.

Cultural conversant: INTO OSU conversant program volunteers needed. Volunteer applications are now open for the Cultural Ambassador Conversant Program (CACP). This is a great opportunity for OSU staff/faculty, domestic student, and Corvallis community members to be matched with an international student as a conversation partner. Please submit by Sept. 27. More information and the online volunteer sign-up are located at http://international.oregonstate.edu/osu-cultural-ambassador-conversant-program

Puerto Rico Agriculture Donations:  The College of Agricultural Sciences is seeking donations for Puerto Rico. Forty percent of PR agriculture has been lost due to hurricane Irma. Our Ag partner K-12 schools and our University colleagues are in need of agriculture curriculum, and classroom supplies to help rebuild their ag classrooms and school gardens. Items requested include: seeds, gloves, garden supplies, books, classroom supplies including markers, scissors, ag curriculum. Donations are accepted in Strand Agricultural Hall-STAG 147 until Oct. 2 when students will be assisting with boxing and shipping.

Traffic and Maintenance

36th and Harrison: Pacific Power will be replacing poles and installing a new pole and anchors beginning the week of Sept. 18, through Sept. 29. A tree contractor working for Pacific Power will be trimming trees in the area for new clearances and pole and anchor locations. Lane closures will vary daily. Traffic will be maintained and directed by flaggers and signage.

Jobs

To apply for the below positions, visit http://oregonstate.edu/jobs unless otherwise specified.

The Office of Student Life seeks a talented and flexible part-time (.49 FTE) Interim Assistant Dean of Students for the period October 2017 through January 2018, with the option to extend as needed. The Interim Assistant Dean of Students (IADOS), reporting directly to the Interim Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, is a critical member of a team that responds to student requests for assistance and proactively supports students and their families to manage crisis and barriers that impede future success. Please submit all required application materials via email to Jennifer.Eaton@oregonstate.edu by 8 a.m. Sept. 27.

Newport Business Office Manager – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Business Office Manager position for their Newport Office. Posting #P01575UF. Full consideration date Sept. 27.  Closes Oct. 11. This position is located in Newport, Oregon.

EXTENDED! Administrative Coordinator, External Engagement – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Administrative Coordinator position.  Posting # P01544UF. Closes Sept. 28.

Academic Advisor  – The College of Business invites applicants for a full time (1.0 FTE) 12-month Academic Advisor position.  Posting  #P01601UF. Full consideration date is Sept. 29. Closes Oct. 6.

The Office of Admissions is seeking an Assistant Director of Operations. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #P01584UF. For full consideration: Sept. 29. Closes Oct. 6.

OSU Extension Service-Assistant to the Outdoor School Program Leader: The Division of University Outreach and Engagement, Extension Service at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty, Assistant to the Outdoor School Program Leader.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Posting #P01570UF. Closes Sept. 29.

Grants and Contracts Technician – The Health Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Grants and Contracts Technician position. Posting #P01173CT. Closes Sept. 30.

The College of Science advising office invites applications for a full-time (1.0FTE), 12-month Advisor position. The Transfer Student Support & Recruitment Advisor provides direct academic advising to current, prospective and intra-university transfer students in the College of Science. Posting #P01554UF.  Closes Sept. 30.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor – Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and the OSU Extension Service invite applications for a full-time, 9-month, annual tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor that will serve the OSU Wasco and Hood River Region. The academic home will be the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. This position will be based in The Dalles at Wasco County Extension Office with a satellite office at the Mid-Columbia Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Hood River. Summer salary for 2 months will be provided by the College of Agricultural Sciences for three years after the start of the position. After that, it is expected that grants, fees, gifts, and or local funding will be secured for summer salary. Obtaining these funds will be the responsibility of the faculty member.  Posting # P01496UF. Closes Sept. 30.

Treasury Manager – The University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time, 12-month Treasury Manager, Post # P01383UF.  Closes Sept. 30.  

Fiscal Coordinator 2 – The University Shared Services Enterprise (USSE) in Corvallis. Invites applications for one full-time, 12-month Fiscal Coordinator 2, Post # P00977CT.  Closes Sept. 30.

The 4-H Youth Development Off Campus Office is recruiting for a 4-H Youth Development Educator. This position is located in Benton County and will work as a member of a regional and statewide team of the Extension 4-H Youth Development program.  This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, fixed-term appointment. Posting # P01585UF. Closes Oct.1.

Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Medical Aide, Posting #P01175CT.  Closes Oct. 1.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Horticulture-MCAREC, Hood River. This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time, 9-month, tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor focused on orchard production of fresh sweet cherries and pears. This position is located at Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Hood River, Oregon. Posting # P01491UF. Closes Oct. 1.

Administrative Program Assistant – The OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) program invites applications for a part-time (approximately 18 hours per week), Administrative Program Assistant (APA) in the Extension office in Portland (located in the Brooklyn neighborhood). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately one year from the appointment begin date. This position will have a priority designation for working with Spanish speaking audiences through the utilization of bilingual/bi-literate/bi-cultural skills.  Posting# P01181CT.  Closes Oct. 2.

Accountant 1 – The Agricultural Sciences and Marine Sciences Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, Accountant 1 position for their Newport Office. Posting #P01154CT. Closes Oct. 2. This position is located in Newport, Oregon.

Education Program Assistant 1 – Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) program invites applications for a part-time (approximately 18 hours per week), (.45 FTE), Limited Duration (approximately 9 months), Education Program Assistant (EPA1) with the Jefferson County Extension office in Madras. This position will work as a member of a regional and statewide team of Extension FCH (affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences).  Posting# P01182CT.  Closes Oct. 3.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Analyst Programmer, competency level 1, position for the Enrollment Management Information Technology at Oregon State University (OSU). Posting # P01186CT. Full consideration Oct. 4. Closes Oct. 11.

Education Program Assistant 1 – Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) program invites applications for a part-time, .80 FTE (approximately 32 hours per week), Limited Duration (approximately 1 year), Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1) in Columbia County. This position will be located in St. Helens, Oregon. This position will work as a member of a regional and statewide team in the FCH program (affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences).  Posting# P01185CT.  Closes Oct. 4.

 Education Program Assistant 1 – Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service Family and Community Health (FCH) program invites applications for a part-time, .65 FTE (approximately 26 hours per week), Limited Duration (approximately 1 year), Education Program Assistant 1 (EPA1) in Columbia County. This position will be located in St. Helens, Oregon. This position will work as a member of a regional and statewide team in the FCH program (affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences).  Posting# P01187CT.  Closes Oct. 5.

The Office of Human Resources in the Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center (AABC) is seeking a Human Resources Consultant 1. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position.  Posting # P01613UF. Closes Oct. 6.

NEW! Facilities Services is seeking a Plumber. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month position. Posting # P01194CT. Closes Oct. 9.

PACE Program Coordinator – OSU Profession and Continuing Education invites applications for one full-time Program Coordinator. This position provides project management support for the Program Management team, setting up projects, maintaining schedules, ensuring deadlines are met and materials are distributed for non-degree certificate programs. This includes, but is not limited to, organizing and maintaining the PACE course schedule, working with outside vendors and PACE clients, counseling students, coordinating with the Marketing team, and supporting faculty and instructors. Posting #P01177CT. Closes Oct 11.

 The Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences and the OSU Extension Service invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Assistant Professor of Practice, Extension Field Crops and Watershed Management position located in Malheur County, Oregon. Posting # P01591UF. Closes Oct. 13.

The Office of Financial Aid is seeking a Financial Aid Advisor. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Posting #P01604UF. Closes Oct. 13.

Supervisor-University Facilities/Operations: The Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (FW) is seeking a Facilities, Compliance, and Safety Manager. This person will serve in two primary capacities: (1) Facilities Manager and (2) Safety and Compliance Manager. Posting #P01597UF. Closes Oct. 15.

4-H Youth Development Educator – The 4-H Youth Development Off Campus office is seeking a full-time, 12 month, 4-H Youth Development Educator position, affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health & Human Sciences. This position is located in Baker City, Baker County and reports to the Outreach and Engagement Regional Administrator. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Program Leader and the Regional Administrator.  Posting# P01619UF.  Closes Oct. 19.

4-H Youth Development Educator – Oregon State University Extension invites applications for a full-time, fixed-term, 4-H Youth Development Educator position, affiliated with OSU’s College of Public Health & Human Sciences. The position is located in Heppner, Oregon in Morrow County, and reports to the Outreach and Engagement Regional Administrator (RA). Reappointment is at the discretion of the Regional Administrator in consultation with the 4-H Program Leader.  Posting# P01606UF.  Closes Oct. 20.

Cook 1 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for three full-time, 10-month, classified Cook 1 positions.  Posting # P01125CT. Closing date is Dec 29 or when filled.

ABE Teacher  The College Assistant Migrant Program (CAMP) is seeking an ABE Teacher. This is a part-time, .49 FTE, 9-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Posting # P01530UF. Closes June 30, 2018.

The Oregon State University Foundation has an new opportunity for a Facilities and Office Technician. This position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the Foundation’s Corvallis building, offices, and grounds, and for selected facilities activities in the Foundation’s Portland office.  Learn more or apply at:  www.osufoundation.org 

The Oregon State University Foundation has an exciting opportunity for an Service Desk Support Technician (helpdesk) in Information Technology.  This position will assist in the implementation and support of OSU Foundation IT systems by providing first level support for the ITS Service Desk responding to and addressing requests for assistance with technical problems and issues. The Service Desk Support Technician will provide support to all OSU Foundation offices, including the main Corvallis office, three offices on the OSU Corvallis campus, one office in Portland, and one office in Bend.  Learn more or apply at:  www.osufoundation.org

The Oregon State University Foundation is seeking an innovative Oregon State student to work in the Donor Relations department. Be part of the team that says thank you and makes sure that generous supporters know their gifts are having a positive impact on campus. Alumni, parents, and others donate over $100 million a year to OSU for scholarships, new facilities, and research projects. This position works a maximum of 20 hours per week.  Students must be available during summer months.  Hourly wage is $10 – $12.  Visit About Us at the OSU Foundation website http://www.osufoundation.org to learn more details and how to apply.

Web Development Student InternshipThe OSU Foundation seeks an energetic and creative Oregon State student to join our talented Communications team as a Web Intern. This student position offers an exciting opportunity to increase your knowledge of website and multimedia development and digital communications processes, while building your professional portfolio. Projects will include building and editing web pages, multimedia features, and digital communications for the OSU Foundation. Up to 20 hours per week. Work must be completed onsite at the OSU Foundation office during regular business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday). Applicants must be current OSU students. This position is open immediately with preference given to applicants who have an interest in continuing work throughout the 2016-17 academic year. Work-study students are encouraged to apply.  $10.25-12/hour.  Apply at http://www.osufoundation.org/s/359/foundation/index.aspx?sid=359&gid=34&pgid=4481www.osufoundation.org

The Oregon State University Foundation has an exciting opportunity for an Athletic Development Events Student Worker on our Athletics Communication and Stewardship teamUnder the direction of the Events Director, interns will observe and assist in projects related to event planning.  Responsibilities include engaging in strategic planning for upcoming events, opportunity to innovate new fundraising events, researching potential venues, purchasing and organizing events supplies, crafting communication, assist with RSVP guest and invitation lists, tracking information, assist with on-site event execution including set-up, registration and breakdown, and other duties as needed.

Weather

Corvallis: “Another fall, another turned page: there was something of jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning, as if last year’s mistakes and failures had been wiped clean by summer.” — Wallace Stegner. Becoming sunny, high of 78, low of 53. Sunny tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today, high of 69, low of 45. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Patchy fog and then sunny, high of 68, low of 54. Sunny tomorrow.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/

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